CCC research-based master of the Visual Arts Department

CCC research-based master of the Visual Arts Department

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

Yasemin Imre, Asymmetrical Narrative Mystery, 2022. Video. © HEAD – Genève, Claudia Ndebele.

March 6, 2023
CCC research-based master of the Visual Arts Department

Application deadline: April 8, 2023, 5pm
Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)
Avenue de Châtelaine 5
1203 Geneva
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The CCC – Critical Curatorial Cybermedia Master of the of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD Genève is a bilingual (English/French) two-year research-based program. It invites students to develop situated curatorial and artistic research methodologies and approaches that are conscious of decolonial, intersectional feminist and queer theories, critical digital thinking and ecologies, circular economies, and political studies. The three CCC stand for the critical, curatorial and cybermedia, and articulate the multi-layered and transdisciplinary fields of research by the means of art.

The CCC’s environment addresses future researchers from any cultural and educational background committed to art-led and curatorial processes including images, sounds, matter, movements, bodies, codes, and text. A main motivation for our transdisciplinary pedagogy is to work with the students, collectively and individually, on critical and radical positioning of their research within contemporary conditions.  

The current faculty includes artists, curators, political scientists, and philosophers: Çağla Aykaç, Kodwo Eshun, Alex Gence, Basim Magdy, Federica Martini (head of the program), Doreen Mende, Anne-Julie Raccoursier, Loreleï Regamey. 

Guests for 2022/23 include Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, Paul Goodwin, Ghalas Charara, Ali Cherri, Yvette Mutumba, Aria Spinelli, Francesco Ventrella.  

Each year, the CCC Public Seminar offers a transversal platform to deepen a particular approach and theme of contemporary relevance. In 2022/23, the CCC Public Seminar engages with scenarios of transnational belongings, affects, civic imagination and critical forms of publicness. The program focuses on the agency of communities of practice in deconstructing narratives of nation-states and prospecting alternative solidarity contexts. How may transnational affective practices contribute to decenter Western-based notions of borders and territorialities? What alternative mappings emerge through new visions of citizenship and political belonging? How may aesthetic cooperation facilitate alternative forms of togetherness and commonalities? 

The CCC is a transgenerationally grown research-based study program in Higher Art Education. Since its foundation in the late 1990s the CCC has been committed to transdisciplinary pedagogies intersecting radical politics, feminist movements, critical theory, cybermedia and postcolonial thought. Eventually, it has been extended collectively by cybernetic theory fiction, curatorial/politics, Black Studies, forensic methods in art, new materialism, and artistic internationalism. Current ongoing research in the faculty includes the planetary, politics of affect and belonging, shadow knowledge and archival politics.  

Recordings of past CCC Public Seminars can be found here, past curricula and further information about the program can be found here and you can follow us on Instagram @ccchead. 

Online admissions information session will take place online March 7. You may sign up here. Visit here for more information about the admissions process and application. 

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